WILLARDS, Md.- Police in Wicomico County have arrested four suspects accused of robbing a Willards convenience store late Wednesday night.
Jordan Jamar Criner, 23, of Berlin; Dalton Earl Entzminger, 17, of Accomack, Va.; Akeem Samir Mason, 17, of Painter, Va., and Takeyah La'Day Mason, 23, of Melfa, Va., are charged with robbery, conspiracy and related offenses.
Shortly before midnight, troopers from the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack responded to a reported armed robbery that had just occurred at the Dash In located on 7201 Main St. While this was happening, a deputy with the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office was on patrol in the area of Willards when he observed two males run from the Dash In and get into a vehicle that quickly drove away.
Police say the deputy stopped the vehicle with the suspects inside and observed cash on the floor of the vehicle and numerous cartons of cigarettes in its passenger compartment, which matched what was stolen from the Dash In.
According to police, the clerk from the Dash In was able to positively identify two of the occupants of the vehicle as the suspects who had robbed him a short time before and who had stolen cash and cigarettes during the robbery.
Detectives with the Wicomico Bureau of Investigation, which took over the case, say a further investigation indicated that all four suspects were also potentially involved in a convenience store robbery that had occurred earlier in the evening in Worcester County.
Detectives also obtained video surveillance from the Dash In. All four suspects were turned over to Wicomico County Central Booking for processing. Both juveniles were charged as adults due to the nature of the offenses.
Anyone with additional information pertaining to this or any other investigation is asked to contact the WBI at (410) 548-4898 or Crime Solvers at (410) 548-1776.